When it finally turns to EXCITEMENT!


It, being my crazy nervousness, finally turned around yesterday as the Expo approached.  Ok, go ahead and make your shopping jokes now (I can hear my Mom now, “of COURSE shopping gets you excited”).  They are warranted and probably true.  LOL.  Don’t judge.  Anyway, as you can see (and probably everyone in the city of Philadelphia) I was BEYOND pumped.  And I wanted my picture with EVERYTHING (nothing new really).

Exhibit A: At the beginning of the post. Exhibit B: Here

Exhibit C.

Exhibit D.

OK, ANYWAY, I also wanted to BUY one of everything.  I LOOOOVE race Expos.  I think some of that is due to me being a race newbie and the only other real one I went to was for Broad Street.  Yeah, ok, bad argument.  Pretty much anything that involves shopping is my favorite, especially when you add the element of RUNNING!  🙂 So here are a few of my finds. I HAVE to say that One More Mile was BY FAR my favorite stand.  They had the FUNNIEST BEST sayings on their products.  Some of my favorite sayings were:

Those were actually a pair of race gloves but I got this saying on head band

Got this tote 🙂

This shirt...

This magnet

I also got a t-shirt that says, “If found on ground, please drag across finish line.  LOVE it!  Some other sayings I loved:

I thought they said “RUM”

Running is cheaper than therapy

Toenails are overrated

Runners are Phunner

LOVED that stand.  OK, so among my other purchases:

The YURBUDS are for REAL!  They totally work.  Mine are always flying out of my ears, especially if it is windy out.  The women looked at my ears and goes, “oh, you’re a size 6.”  And I was!  Pretty cool talent, no?  Anyway, definitely check them out.  They work.  They cost 20 bucks.  TOTALLY worth it.  I also bought CRAZY compression shorts from a company I am forgetting the name of but will update when I retrieve them to find out.  Along with those (that ALSO totally worked to ease my inner hip pain by compression) I got a sports bra by the same company, some Arctic Ease tape (amazing as well- it is cold and feels wet almost, but is not, and is better than ice because you can keep it on from 4-6 hours and it wont damage tissue like ice due to its temperature).

The long sleeve tech tee official race shirt all runners got- love it!

And the cool bag- LOVE "free"stuff 😉

It had a really great "hidden" zipper pocket! (It was on the back part)

OOHHHH KKKKKK…moving on.  Getting ready for the race.  I am a freak.  Here is how I pack…  I lay out my items like so:

POST RACE: (in new tote) sweatpants, compression socks, tank, new long sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, UGGS, 13.1 sticker for AFTER race 😉

Morning-Of gear: (to put on) sneakers, shin sleeves, compression shorts, running skirt, "PDR in the Making" Tank, sports bra(s), Wright socks (love them), headband

"Accesory Bag: (to bring; re-used shorts bag) i-pod, Garmin(subsequently forgot), gloves

Anyway, the day before the race was almost as fun as the day of!  Recap to come!

Do you like race expos!?!? Or do you get tired of them?!?!


6 thoughts on “When it finally turns to EXCITEMENT!

    • YAY! You speed demon! You did great, girl! I’m still trying to figure out how a lil’ shortie like you….kiddin! LOOOVE expos! Like I need another excuse to shop! OY! I did well. 2:02! woot!

  1. I loved the “I thought they said ‘RUM'” shirt! There were two people today wearing the ones that said “please let there be someone behind me to read this” shirts today, too.


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